About 27.5 acres of land along the N-choe passing through Sector
23-A between Children Traffic Park & Govt. High School was
lying unutilized since inception of Chandigarh. This land was
full of wild growth and was oftenly used by miscreants. Gen.
(Retd.) Dr. S. F. Rodrigues, PVSM, VSM, the then Governor Punjab & Administrator U.T. Chandigarh, conceived the idea of developing this
piece of land into most modern and hi-tech park. This land has
15 species of trees besides bamboo groves along the seasonal
choe, hence names as Bamboo Valley. The Department of Architecture
and Urban Planning, U.T., Chandigarh formulated the concept
of the valley which has been developed by the Engineering Department
of Chandigarh Administration.
Bamboo Valley has a variety of rare trees which include 110
trees of Marror fail, 45 trees of Amla, 30 trees of Akash
Neem, 15 trees of Silver oak, 8 trees of Inter lobium, 8 trees
of Amaltas, 8 trees of Chakrassia, 7 trees of Acacia aurculiformis,
5 trees of Behra, 4 trees of Kathal, 4 trees of Mango, 2 trees
of Pipa, 2 trees of Kankchampa, 2 trees of Mohagani, 2 trees
More valuable and environ – friendly trees viz. Phoenix
fishtail pal, Michlia Champa, Podocarpus, Aganthus, Golden
bottle brush & Shurbs are being planted.
The National Mission of Bamboo Application (NMBA) Govt. of
India have evolved nation wide plan to use bamboo to create
awareness in construction industry & checking the acceptability
of same among general public. This technology has been used
for the first time in Chandigarh. The following bamboo structures
have been provided in the Bamboo Valley:
- Restaurant – It will be provided free of cost of
NMBA under Govt. of India scheme.
- Five Rain shelters.
- One Milk Bar
- One Food Kiosk
A professional team has been engaged from Delhi for constructing
HIGHLIGHTS OF OTHER CONSTRUCTIONS
||Walkway of Red sand stone
|Walkway of Paver block
|Walkway of Cement Conc. With paver block
|Walkway of Stone pebble (Acupressure Track)
- Three more foot bridges have been provided to connect
various segments of the valley.
addition, the following structures/recreational facilities
have been provided:-
- Sand pit, labyrinth, sloping walls for the children.
- Rest rooms for ladies & gents.
- A water body has been created featuring bubble fountains
in channel and one main crown fountain, with lighting system.
- Two Tubewells with Irrigation water supply line with hydrant
for whole valley.
The whole area has been landscaped by grass, bamboo plantation
& elegantly designed 30 concrete benches.